Levetiracetam XR Medication
As a long-acting epilepsy medication, levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR™) only needs to be taken once a day. This drug is licensed to treat partial seizures in adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older. It is not approved to be used alone, but must be combined with other seizure medicines.
In addition to treating partial seizures, levetiracetam is used for other purposes. However, these are considered "off-label" (unapproved) uses. For example, sometimes this product is used to:
Most people are able to take levetiracetam XR without any problems. However, as with any medication, side effects may occur. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported reactions included drowsiness, irritability, and the flu.
(For more details on this medication, including safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, factors that can affect your dose, and generic availability, click Levetiracetam XR.)